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post #1 of 8 Old 04-28-2013, 10:23 PM Thread Starter
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Paint exterior or spray liner on interior first?

Good evening! I have been reading this forum for years and have gained a wealth of knowledge by taking time to search and read. I am currently restoring a Scrambler and have almost completed the bodywork inside and out. I am looking for opinions from everyone for what to do first. Should I spray the liner inside or paint the exterior first? Thanks!

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post #2 of 8 Old 04-29-2013, 03:45 PM
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I would say bedliner first for the interior, then paint the exterior.

If you paint first, you will have to mask off the painted surface to prepare to spray the bedliner which means you will be placing masking tape on the new paint. If you happen to find a weak spot in the paint (or primer), the masking tape may pull off your new paint.
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I would say the opposite as getting overspray off the bedliner will be tough. I would paint first and do the liner second. Roll or spray will determine how much masking is needed.


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It's easy to mask off the bedliner and it's not going to come off with tape.

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Bedliner then paint... my 2 cents
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I think it depends on where you want the Bedliner to end up. When I did mine I did bedliner onto the door sills to prevent scuffing the paint. In this case it would have been very hard to tape the bedliner and then paint and get a nice crisp line. SO I painted the exterior first then applied the bedliner (Monstaliner), see by build thread. Good luck!

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post #8 of 8 Old 05-16-2013, 08:59 AM
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It doesnt metter either way if you do a nice tape job.

i prefer paint first,then bedliner...its easier to get the crisp lines with the bedliner than it is to paint lines overlapping a bedliner..just looks much better

Fresh paint will not come off with paint tape unless the paint didn't adhere right in the first place as long as you let it cure to its required cure time..............unless your using a cheap paint with no hardener and takes weeks to cure........

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